Small Ship Cruises & Land Journeys

Antarctica and the Arctic

Polar bears, penguins, and puffins are just a few of the wildlife viewing possibilities you may encounter as you travel expedition style on our Antarctica cruises to the "seventh continent”… to the frozen tundra region of Churchill, Manitoba… and to the surreal lunar landscapes of Iceland.

Arctic and Antarctica
Spitsbergen, Norway

Welcome to Antarctica & the Arctic

The ends of the earth... from the Arctic to the Antarctic, Earth's polar regions entice the explorer in all of us. Your travel experiences are incomparable to those found in any other destination, in part due to the uniqueness of the living creatures and unique landscapes found in these regions: witness "a day in the life of the polar bear," firsthand, in the Arctic wilds of Manitoba... or imagine yourself within the archipelago of the magnificent White Continent, where the mystical allure of the ever-present ice rules dawn to dusk...or to the volcanic land of fire and ice with its strong Viking influences. These true-bucket list destinations will remain forever in your memories... always beckoning you to return.

Earth Journeys by Tauck with BBC Earth

Come meet your planet...

Amazing natural history travel experiences are true hallmarks of Tauck’s Exotics journeys. We’ve spent years working closely with BBC Earth natural history experts developing Earth Journeys, reflecting Tauck’s commitment to offer you original content that appeals to your love of nature. Experience the amazing stories told by BBC Earth, nature’s premier storyteller, firsthand, in new and innovative ways – and BBC Earth Certified Tauck Directors are your guides. Your Earth Journeys experience includes compelling film vignettes exclusively produced for Tauck by BBC Earth experts in the same traditional style of their award-winning documentaries – stories, reflections and insights that are filled with humor and heart. You’ve seen it on TV – powerful, spellbinding stories from BBC Earth’s breathtaking documentary series about our planet’s amazing wildlife and natural wonders. Now, come meet your planet in person.

Polar bears & more in Earth's icy regions

A wealth of wildlife above the Arctic Circle... and in Antarctica's frozen world...

Whether in the Arctic regions not far from the North Pole, or on the frozen Antarctic Archipelago, the icy polar regions of the Earth host a remarkable array of wildlife. To we humans, their natural habitat may seem remote and forbidding; but to these remarkable species, the polar regions are home. On the tundra above the Arctic Circle roam magnificent polar bears, arctic foxes, arctic moose and reindeer; in the frigid Arctic waters you'll find walruses, bearded and fur seals, and whales of all types from humpbacks to blues... and above, birdlife including Arctic terns, puffins, red-throated divers and pink-footed geese. Near the Earth’s opposite pole, the Antarctic world is populated by many varieties of penguin – chinstrap, Adélie, gentoo, macaroni, king and, of course, Emperor. And these ever-entertaining flightless birds are joined by elephant and fur seals, giant and storm petrels, Antarctic terns, humpback whales and more.

Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago

Exploring the Svalbard Archipelago in the "land of the Midnight Sun"

The otherworldly, glacier-carved landscapes of Norway’s Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean – of which Spitsbergen is the largest island – are home to the largest concentration of polar bears in the world… around 3,000 of them! Our small-ship cruise, "Arctic Allure: Spitsbergen and the Midnight Sun, takes you to explore the archipelago’s jagged mountains, steep-sided valleys, sheer cliffs, fjords, calving glaciers that crackle and groan, and the remains of old whaling outposts and mining camps established by Norwegians, Americans and Russians over a century ago. Keep your eyes open for some of those polar bears… as well as bearded seals, blue and white whales, Arctic foxes, and Arctic moose.

Exploring Antarctica's Archipelago

A magical place whose mystical allure fascinates and forever beckons to return...

The magnificent great white continent of Antarctica, the most remote place on Earth, astounds with glacial landscapes and Arctic wildlife that defy description… and you enjoy a rare opportunity to view them up-close with on-board experts who have spent a lifetime studying these natural wonders in extraordinary detail. Due to changing weather and shifting glacial patterns of this remote region, your day-by-day itinerary will vary and may include Zodiac excursions to Antarctic Peninsula islands. Penguins, seals, whales and myriad species of seabirds are often seen on land and at sea; our on-board naturalists can help you identify them during your cruise.

To the polar regions aboard Le Boréal

Expeditions north or south aboard Le Boréal with Tauck

One of Ponant’s four 6-deck sister ships offering a superb small ship experience whether on a polar expedition or cruising the Mediterranean, Baltic, Atlantic or Pacific, Le Boréal is ideally suited for visiting ports bigger ships can’t reach. Boasting inviting staterooms and suites with a sophisticated French touch and ocean views – and elegant public spaces creating the feel of an upscale hotel – Le Boréal provides a truly intimate cruise experience for Tauck guests sailing northward above the Arctic Circle aboard “Arctic Allure: Spitsbergen and the Midnight Sun,” or south to the seventh continent aboard “Antarctica.”

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